When the School Bus Stops Coming: the dilemma for adults with autism by Dr. David Holmes

On January 20, 2010, 1:43 am

After serving as host to Autism One Radio's "Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Today!," I have obtained numerous views as to what adults with autism want and need. These perspectives have come from family members, service providers, advocates and from adults with autism themselves. This presentation will address some of the pressing issues of the day when it comes to what it is that adults with autism want and need and how to access supports that will give them a quality of life that they truly deserve.

David Holmes, EdD is board certified in forensic science, behavioral science and psychology. He is a certified/licensed chief school administrator/supervisor/principal and teacher. He is immediate past president and founder of The Eden Family of Services and its current chairman and CEO, and he is the longest standing chairman of the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of America. He has served on the faculties of numerous universities and most recently on the psychology faculty at Princeton University. He has been a featured guest on many TV and radio shows, including National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, CNN's House Call, and CBS News Weekend Journal. Dr. Holmes is a national award-winning author of numerous books, book chapters and articles, most notably, Autism through the Lifespan-The Eden Model. Dr. Holmes was nominated [2007] and served as a Fellow, to the 32nd Federal Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Holmes is the host of the international radio show, "Adults on the Autism Spectrum: TODAY!" on Autism One Radio.

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